Lanzhou University (LZU) is one of China’s top institutions of higher education. Its predecessor was the Gansu School of Law and Politics founded in 1909, amid the new political era of the late Qing Dynasty. LZU is a national key comprehensive university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of PRC. It is included in the “985 Project” and “211 Project”. It is also listed as one of the “double first-class universities” in China.
At present, LZU has 19,337 undergraduates distributed in its 100 undergraduate majors, covering a field of 12 disciplines including philosophy, literature, history, law, education, science, engineering, agriculture, medical science, economics, management, and liberal arts. Since its establishment, LZU has nurtured more than 200,000 talents for the country. Since 1999, 17 LZU alumni have been elected as academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science or the Chinese Academy of Engineering. It is therefore renowned as a cradle of academicians in the country. Since the resumption of China’s College Entrance Examination in 1977, nine of LZU’s undergraduate graduates have become academicians of the two academies, allowing it to rank seventh in the nation's universities regarding the number of national academician alumni.
LZU is known for its fundamental scientific research. It has made remarkable achievements in the study of traditional mathematics, mechanics, theoretical physics, nuclear physics and technology, magnetism, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, cell biology, botany, ecology, physical geography, weather dynamics, among others. Some of its research has reached leading levels in both China and the world.
The goal of LZU’s undergraduate education is to “cultivate academic, professional and multi-talented minds with profound theoretical knowledge, innovative spirits, practical capability, global vision and a strong sense of serving the community while upholding the values of integrity and all-round development.”
LZU initiated its undergraduate education for international students in 1983 while its formal recruitment began in 1989. It has conscientiously implemented the national guidelines for the education of international students by drawing experiences and insights from its more than 100 years of history in undergraduate education. It has continuously carried out explorations to expand the scale of international education while improving both structural and administrative schemes. In the past 30 years, LZU has recruited more than 4,000 international students. Currently, there are around 700 international students from 64 countries and regions studying at LZU.
LZU established the School of International Cultural Exchange (SICE) in 2002. In 2008, SICE gained qualifications and authorization to enroll international students on its own. It is responsible for the administration of international students at LZU.
For more information about studying at LZU, please visit http://sice.lzu.edu.cn/e.asp.